Summer Solstice Celebration Hosted by UW Art Museum
Summer has finally made its way to the Gem City, which means the University of Wyoming Art Museum is holding its annual summer solstice celebration. The free event showcases the silver dollar embedded in the floor of the Rotunda Gallery, which is illuminated through a solar tube in the ceiling exactly at noon during the summer solstice.
Visitors on Wednesday, June 20 will also be treated to music between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. as well as have a chance to peek at the surface of the sun according to a release from UW. Astronomer Ray Martin will have his filtered solar telescope set up on the terrace. Members of the Wyoming Gamelan Chandra Wyoga, a Balinese percussion group, will provide the music.
In addition to celebrating the longest day of the year, it's also a good opportunity to check out the summer exhibitions. The UW Art Museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.